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Donald Trumps "Wall" Will Do Nothing To Stop Illegal Immigration

Updated on March 14, 2016

Donald Trump. Love him, hate him, or tune into his reality television show to watch celebrities attempt to prove their business expertise in a matter of weeks all in the name of charity. Many people seem to believe in his wall idea, but it's an idea that hasn't been given much logical thought by the supporters of this ridiculous idea.

For decades, measures to defeat any such wall have already been in place, long before Donald Trump and his Great Wall of America came about. Mexican cartels have been (and still do) use tunnels to smuggle narcotics into the United States. Build a wall, and the cartels 'Coyotes' will soon be carrying out their profitable human trafficking operations underground, literally. The wall is a bad idea from the standpoint that currently people are generally trafficked into the United States above ground, where they can be seen, where lives can be saved, and where child sex slaves can be rescued from a life of abuse. Force those operations into tunnels running underground and the situation becomes worse.

It's with almost absolute certainty this would take place. Sure, a wall may disrupt things temporarily, but cartels have billions of dollars and the threat of unbridled violence behind them if someone doesn't carry out their wishes and do their bidding. They will find a way to keep the money flowing into their organizations, no doubt. These are after all the same people who have kidnapped aerospace engineers and forced them to design build custom drones to move narcotics across Mexico. Speaking of custom drones, guess what can fly over a wall. That's right, a custom drone.

Building a wall will do little to nothing to stop illegal immigration. While many Americans throw their arms up in the air when the topic is brought up, many of them are a bit uninformed about it. According to a recent Pew Research study there's been a new trend. It's a trend that most people have not heard of or have just ignored. It's the fact that the United States has seen a decrease in illegal immigration. The study states that an average of 100,000 illegal Mexican immigrants are returning back to Mexico on a yearly basis, and that trend shows no sign of reversing either. Maybe it's time we actually look at facts and act accordingly, rather than acting emotionally

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      Howard Schneider 21 months ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

      Excellent Hub, Dave. Illegal immigrants come to this country because of the economic incentives. Wall or no wall. Cut down on those incentives and the trend stops or reverses. Trump just likes to use hyperbolic pronouncements to stir up his base.